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Pennies for Pre-Schoolers: The Role of Foundations in Pre-School Programs, Policies, and Research

Abstract The lasting benefits of high-quality early childhood programs are widely understood. These benefits and the well-documented return on investments are among the factors that have shaped executives at philanthropic foundations’ grant making in support of early childhood programs, policies, and research in the United States. Yet little is known about the investments they are making in the field of early childhood. Drawing from a conceptual framework that combines types of philanthropic investment with the concepts of accountability and transparency, I conducted a comparative case study of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, George Kaiser Family Foundation, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, all of which began financially supporting early c... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Chapman, Kathryn Patricia (Author) / Powers, Jeanne M (Advisor) / Dorn, Sherman J (Committee member) / Fischman, Gustavo E (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Early childhood education / Education policy / case study / foundation / nonprofit / philanthropy / pooled funding / preschool
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 148 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Policy and Evaluation 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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